A Research and Resources Directory has been launched by the Business Visits and Events Partnership (BVEP), which provides a searchable database of research and reports for the meetings and events industry.

Compiled by industry educators and experts, Tony Rogers, managing director of Tony Rogers Conference and Event Services and Glenn Bowdin, head of UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University on behalf of the BVEP’s research group, the directory is now live on the BVEP website.

John Gallery, chair of BVEP’s Research group, said: “This is the first phase of an on-going project that began with the identification of research that is currently available and a gap analysis of work that is still needed to inform the sector. Some of the identified research gaps have already been acted upon by VisitBritain and we will be seeking partners for other gaps.”

BVEP chair, Michael Hirst, added: “Good quality research is so important and as BVEP is the industry’s umbrella organisation, this new resource should be invaluable to all of our partners and anyone involved in the events industry seeking information about the sector.”

The new directory is easily searched alphabetically, by category, search term or key word and new research and articles can be uploaded so that the resource will remain up to date in the future.